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What will a Wish IPO look like? We may know soon

From Tech Crunch 9/2/2020 Wish, the San Francisco-based, 750-person e-commerce app that sells deeply discounted goods that you definitely don’t need but might buy anyway when priced so low — think pool floats, guinea pig harnesses, Apple Watch knockoffs — said yesterday that it has submitted a draft registration to the SEC for an IPO.[…]

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Palantir CEO rips Silicon Valley in letter to investors

From CNBC: At a time when some tech companies are bowing to employee pressure to pull back from work with the government, Palantir CEO Alex Karp is loudly defending his posture. Palantir, a Silicon Valley software and servicies company founded in 2003 with the explicit purpose of helping the intelligence community with counterterrorism investigations, filed its paperwork to[…]

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Impossible Foods model of Monopoly Capitalism raises another 200m

(PreIPOSwap.com – 8/14/2020) — Food company Impossible Foods is a Bill Gates portfolio startup.  For those who have not been following, Bill Gates has been killing it since COVID- literally.  His portfolio has ballooned to enormous sums.  And while the mainstream media is covering how much his billionaire friends have made – even Mother Jones[…]

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Uber Agrees To Buy Postmates For $2.65BN In Stock After Losing Battle For GrubHub

From Zero Hedge: After failing to convince GrubHub’s millennial managers that a tie-up would be the best bet for the publicly traded takeaway rival to Uber’s fast-growing Uber Eats, Uber has moved on to ‘Plan B’, and agreed to buy Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal. Uber Eats head Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty is expected to[…]

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BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round

From Tech Crunch news: Vast monoculture farms outstripped the ability of bee populations to pollinate them naturally long ago, but the techniques that have arisen to fill that gap are neither precise nor modern. Israeli startup BeeHero aims to change that by treating hives both as living things and IoT devices, tracking health and pollination progress practically[…]

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Payments Startup Marqeta’s Valuation Jumps to $4.3B With New $150M Funding Round

From Crunchbase News May 2020: Marqeta brought in a round of $150 million in fresh capital from an undisclosed investor, valuing the company at $4.3 billion, the company announced Thursday. The new valuation is a sharp increase from the Oakland, California-based company’s last funding round in 2019. At the time, the modern card issuing platform was valued[…]

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Covid Is Accelerating the Rise of Faux Meat

From Wired 5/20/2020: The supply chain for traditional meat is buckling, and plant-based alternatives from companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are filling the void. As with toilet paper and cleaning products, you probably didn’t fully appreciate meat until the coronavirus pandemic snatched it away. The distribution infrastructure that normally gets plenty of beef,[…]

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As Restaurants Across The Country Close Their Doors, Deliveries Pick Up

From NPR March 2020:  On a typical sunny spring afternoon, the outdoor seating of Atlanta’s Krog Street Market would usually be packed. But it’s not a typical week. As more and more people practice social distancing and stay inside in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the tables at Krog are completely deserted. Most restaurant booths[…]

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How SpaceX is prospering in the year of the coronavirus pandemic

From The Hill.com  SpaceX’s Elon Musk must count himself lucky that commercial space is considered an “essential industry” while the coronavirus pandemic ravages the world. The designation has allowed SpaceX to not only survive but to prosper as the company continues its efforts to open the space frontier, both in partnership with NASA and alone. NASA SpaceFlight[…]

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Beyond Meat Barfs After Burger King Cuts Impossible Whopper Price On Slowing Sales

From Zero Hedge: Beyond Meat hit a session low of $119, last down about 7% in the last hour of the session, after CNBC reported Burger King slashed the price of the Impossible Whopper following declining sales. Shares of Beyond Meat have surged more than 80% since the start of the year, news of declining fake meat[…]

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